September 11, 2013 - 14:53 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Image Entertainment and The Film Arcade have teamed to pick up the fantasy actioner The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box. Jonathan Newman directed the $25M pic adapted from G.P. Taylor’s bestseller Mariah Mundi And The Midas Box, Deadline reports.
Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffud, and Aneurin Barnard star in the adventure about a 17-year-old hero who tracks his missing family to the mysterious Prince Regent Hotel only to discover a realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artifact that grants limitless wealth – but also devastating supernatural power.
“Remarkably, the book does not feel rushed. Everything is crammed in – it takes place over about five days – but it doesn't feel that way. It's easy to read and mystery oozes out of it. All of the characters are memorable, which is good because to forget them would be disastrous – there are enough disguises being donned that to lose track of who someone is, would lead you to lose track of the entire story. Admittedly, towards the end it does get a little muddled but that's because everything's happening everywhere,” the bestseller review published at The Guardian said.
An Ultra VOD fourth-quarter 2014 debut is planned with a theatrical run in LA, NY, and major markets nationwide to follow via The Film Arcade.
Image will handle all other rights. Karl Richards, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Peter Bevan are producers on the project. The deal was negotiated in Toronto by Mark Ward and Bromiley on behalf of RLJ Entertainment and Dreamcatchers’ Marina Fuentes and The Exchange’s Brian O’Shea and Nat McCormick on behalf of the filmmakers.